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Introduction to Candy Buffets

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Jun 18, 2015

Come one, come all to the best candy store in town!  I'll be your sweeter-than-sweet-tarts hostess, Denise.  This is a series, my friends, a series about candy buffets.  A hush comes over the crowd.  Eyes focused, ears perked, everyone is holding their breath. A candy buffet as part of the Frills & Spills wedding collection by Neviti decorations. First order of business: to tell you exactly what a candy buffet is.&nb...
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Rock Candy Centerpieces

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Jun 09, 2014

My daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was last week. If you’ve been to one of these, you have probably seen that the décor is usually based on a theme.  When given a choice, a lot of kids will pick crazy themes for their parties. I got lucky; my daughter simply wanted “lights everywhere”. Of course, I wanted to make sure we packed in a good dose of candy in there. We worked with my friend Cheryl (owner of Photo Confections, an excellent party plann...
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Valentine’s Day – How it started

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Jan 14, 2013

St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, includes remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Have you ever wondered about who Saint Valentine was, or how he started this romantic ritual? One legend tells us that Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. Roman Emperor Claudius II had just outlawed marriage, because he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with families. Saint Valentine cont...
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Turkish Taffy's Early History

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Oct 01, 2012

Contrary to popular misinformation Turkish Taffy was not invented by Victor Bonomo (pronounced "Bah nah moe"), but by Herman Herer in New York back in 1912. While making a batch of marshmallow candy for Herman accidentally added too many egg whites. Instead of throwing the whole mess away, he realized that he may be on to something. After a lot of experimentation and testing, Herman created “Turkish Taffy”.  Unfortunately, no one actually kn...
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Long Lost Candies: The Marathon Bar

Posted by Ken Shenkman on Sep 11, 2012

Have you ever wondered what happened to the Marathon caramel chocolate bar? The Mars Candy Company introduced it in 1973 and it was a full eight inches of braided caramel covered in milk chocolate.  It was marketed as “the candy bar you can’t eat quickly” in commercials by some kind of a cowboy guy.  The Marathon Bar came in a bright red wrapper that made it stand out from the other candy bars. There was actually a...
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